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Seasoned with weddings
Pristine quality


Internationally award winning wedding photographer located in Chicago and available worldwide. A boutique small business for the discerning bride.

Unique wedding and engagement photos that will take your breath away.

Pictures featured in local and national wedding magazines (Inside Weddings, Modern Luxury Brides, Chicago Social Brides, The Knot Chicago). On the preferred vendor lists at various Chicago luxury hotels and venues.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One Event / Day

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Engagement Shoot
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?


What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter

What photography items do you offer?

Digital Files
Flush Mount
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Reviews of Nakai Photography, LLC

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Amalia D. Sent on 07/30/2023
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Phenomenal Photography

Kenny was truly wonderful to work with! The quality of his photography is phenomenal. As other reviewers have said, he goes above and beyond to capture the best possible shots. We cannot recommend him enough!
Madison W. Sent on 02/27/2023
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Best Decision We Made!

Kenny was one of the best decisions we made for our June 2022 wedding at the LondonHouse. Our wedding photos turned out to be pure magic. He knows all the best spots downtown, and offered great advice on locations and timelines. Tom, our second shooter, was also amazing. Kenny made us feel so comfortable on both our wedding day and for our engagement photos. He posted a sneak peek the night of the wedding, which was incredible to see after getting back to our hotel room. We got our photos in a timely manner (faster than he had originally promised), which was amazing. Every shot is a work of art, it’s been nearly impossible to choose which ones to frame. Kenny perfectly captured the day - every detail and moment. Months later, I am still getting frequent compliments on our photos, and countless people have told us they are the most beautiful wedding photos they’ve ever seen. The wedding album he made for us was also above and beyond anything I would have expected. I cannot recommend Kenny enough for your wedding! It will be one of the best decisions you make.
Bessie H. Sent on 12/20/2020
5 out of 5 rating

World Class Photographer!

We met with 2 photographers and when my then fiance’ and I met Kenny in his studio and immediately, we felt comfortable and at ease with him, and upon perusing the photo albums from prior weddings, we were impressed and our decision was quickly made! He is absolutely an amazing photographer, and works well with all ages, and group sizes! Additionally, he is a WPPI award winning photographer, which carries industry distinction! Kenny has a fantastic eye for placing and posing individuals, framing up the photograph, and capturing candid moments.

He is an artist, perfectionist, and above all else, a kind and humble professional! Your engagement and wedding photos will look like they belong in a magazine, and he delivers on his promise, “My job is to make you look good.” We had pouring rain on our wedding day, and not only do our photos look absolutely amazing, but there’s also dreamy quality he captured from the rain. He scouts the city and makes wonderful recommendations! On our rainy wedding day, we were looking for outdoor covered locations, and as we drove past the Lyric Opera house my heart sunk when I saw 3 bridal parties already set up for photos. But, Kenny said “I know of an even better place, let’s go to Union Station,” and he captured the most amazing and scenic backgrounds, and we had hardly any foot traffic, and no other bridal party was there for photos! We saved so much time from his location expertise!

If you have the opportunity to make the investment in your wedding photos, I highly recommend Nakai Photography. In the end, your guests celebrated and returned home, the bridal gown gets preserved, flowers become wilted, and rentals are returned. From your wedding day, you are left with the memories from your photos, so why not select the best photographer to capture the most memorable day of your lives through photos that will last forever? Kenny also created the most stunning wedding album I've ever seen, it's leather-bound, gorgeous spreads that it will last a lifetime.
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